Michael Marra orchestra fundraiser concert sold out

Michael Marra. Picture: Bj Stewart
Michael Marra. Picture: Bj Stewart
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A CONCERT to raise funds for Dundee’s appeal to set up a Sistema Scotland orchestra in the city has sold out, it was revealed today.

The campaign to establish a Sistema orchestra in Dundee is being led by the family of Michael Marra, one of Scotland’s most acclaimed singer-songwriters, who died in Dundee in December, aged 60, after a long battle against cancer.

The fund raising concert, to be staged at Abertay University’s Hannah Maclure Centre Gallery on Friday, 5 April, will feature performances from Riley Briggs, The Filter Tips (featuring Alice Marra), and Christopher Marra .

Clare Brennan, curator of the Hannah Maclure Centre at Abertay University, said: “We’re delighted this event has sold out so quickly – it shows the huge support there is to set up a Sistema Scotland orchestra in Dundee.

“The project is genuinely inspirational, and we’re hoping our event can really help to support the campaign”